Chicago Area Shelters and Rescues

Here is a list of shelters and rescues in the Chicago area. This list is not intended to be exhaustive. If you are a Chicago area rescue or shelter and would like to have your name added to this list, please email us at and let us know.

City of Chicago:

Josie Puppy Mill SurvivorAlive Rescue

Anti-Cruelty Society

Be Fido’s Friend

Chicago Animal Care and Control

Chicago Canine Rescue

Chicago French Bull Dog Rescue

Famous Fido Rescue and Adoption Alliance

Felines and Canines

Found Chicago

Harmony House (don’t forget about the cats!)

New Leash on Life

One Tail at a Time

PAWS Chicago

Treehouse Humane Society

Greater Chicago area and suburbs:

Anderson Animal Shelter (South Elgin)

Adopt A Pet (Mount Prospect)

Animal Welfare League (Chicago Ridge)

A.D.O.P.T. (Naperville)

DuPage County Animal Control (Wheaton)

Heartland Animal Shelter (Northbrook)

Naperville Area Humane Society

Perfect Pooches (Romeoville)

Tails of Hope (Highland Park)

Tender Loving Care Animal Shelter (Homer Glen)

West Suburban Humane Society (Downers Grove)

Will County Humane Society

Young at Heart (Palatine)

Some other amazing organizations in the city of Chicago:

Trio Animal Foundation

Safe Humane Chicago